Thursday, August 4, 2011

G'day Mate!

G'day Miss T!

I am officially in Australia, and I guess I have been for nearly 2 days now. In keeping with the season of engagements and weddings (3 of my friends were engaged two weekends ago), I am now in Australia for a very important wedding. It is the jumpstart to the season of weddings I have coming (Kace, T-man, L-Fo, and S.H.).

My dear friend and mission companion Smeili is getting married this Saturday in the Sydney Australia Temple.

It just so happens that I went to this very temple today. The best part for me was the wonderful Samoan lady I met. She had the dearest New Zealander accent, a warm hug, and silly giggle. She told me that yesterday was her birfday (f's replace the th's in Poly-talk), and that she was 63 years old. So I of course wished her the happiest day-after birthday, and felt tickled to be there with her. It was a lovely day to be in the temple, but the best news is that Saturday will be an even lovelier day to be in the temple. I will get to watch Smeili and her Tasmanian man (Tazzy as they call it, with fondness) make promises. Promises to each other, and to God, that they will be loyal, faithful, true, kind, and loving to one another for all the rest of their days on this earth, and for all of eternity. I will be a witness to their covenant, and one who will know of the power that God will supply in times of need and hardship in their future, because He is as invested in their relationship as they are. How wonderful to have such a sacred and beautiful house as the temple to witness this in.

And then I will get to wear a lovely red dress, take pictures with the wedding party, play with her new little neices, and drink some sparkling cider out of wonderful IKEA goblets. Yes, we did buy all 90 of these goblets today. Good fun!

I wish you were here with me, but since you can't be I'll take as many incredible pictures as I can, and I'll keep you posted on the funny goings on here.

Toodles, Kk


  1. I can't believe you're in Aussie land! That is so SWEET! I can't wait to hear ALL about it. I'mma call you when you get back.

  2. I miss you!!! Why did I not go with you? Can you hook me up with a Tim Tam slam???? Enjoy one for me anyway.

  3. wow small world! I know Meili! Australia must be a small place huh :) And I'm Tenley's mish comp! Congratulations to Smiley Meili!
    i just started a blog and thought i'd check out my friends' blogs...♡